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9,3. /lokune : n/ which is added to /moley/ isjan independent

word meaning "person" Probably a borrwoing from

Hindi 44log".



9 A   In counting non  human forms the  cardinal numbers



will not undergo any change  except losing /  u/ in the

Hindi  endings.



is;

one tree = mu : y sulo ;



two trees = mba : r sulo : ne : n

three trees = Igge : n sulo ne : n



9.5.    Adding /o :/ at the end of the cardinal from changes

it into an ordinal form.



^



1st tree =*= mu : y : sulo :



2nd tree = mba : ro : sulo :

3rd treee = igge : no : sulo :



9.6.    /o :/ occupies the place of ending  /  u:/ in first four

numbers,



/o:/ is directly added to /moley/

5th tree = /moleyo : sulo :/



fe



9.7.    The ordinal suffix /o :/ may be due to the influence

of surrounding Telugu where similar sound is heard in

spoken language.



one = okati -> okato ; = 1st



two = rcndu -> rendo : = 2nd



*             *



three = mu : du -> mudo : * 3rd